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Something for those of us who can't vote in the upcoming election.
I made this shirt because I think it's silly how few eligible voters in the US actually vote. If I could (I'm too young) I would SO take advantage of my right!
A few notes: I used a sewing machine which was faster and made the letters more secure, BUT, by all means if you are sewing-machine-less, don't let that stop you!
Also, this tut could be used for any message you want, not just VOTE.

Posted by Molliewobbles from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States • Published See Molliewobbles's 7 projects »
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  • How to make an applique t-shirt. Vote T - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies.
    I used an old fitted t with a few minor stains, so I didn't wear it much any more.
    The white fabric was from a huge old t with a terrible design on the front.

  • How to make an applique t-shirt. Vote T - Step 2
    Step 2

    Hahaha bad picture.....
    BUT, what you should do is draw your letters out onto scrap paper and cut them out.

  • How to make an applique t-shirt. Vote T - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now place the paper letters onto your scrap fabric and trace around them.
    Cut 'em out.

  • How to make an applique t-shirt. Vote T - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, for the O.
    I support Obama so I wanted to have his "logo" in my O.
    If you don't wanna put it in, just skip the step, or put your own thing in.
    I sorta cheated by using Sharpies instead of proper fabric paint.
    My cat supports Obama too.

  • How to make an applique t-shirt. Vote T - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next, pin the letters onto the good t and make sure they're in the right places.
    I used contrasting thread on my sewing machine. It was quite tricky to sew around the letters perfectly because you don't have too much control, but the wrinkles give it a vintage-y look that I like.
    Hand sewing would be slower, but much more precise.
    <---And, here's the finished product!

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Molliewobbles
Molliewobbles · Ann Arbor, Michigan, US · 7 projects
Great idea Efe!!!!!
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courtny l.
courtny l.
OH YEAH! I LOVE OBAMA! Happy
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SheWhoMustNotBeNamed
SheWhoMustNotBeNamed · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
I'm sooo gonna make this. Only instead of Vote I'll write Hope...because he won. Thanks for the idea : )
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saltybkk
saltybkk · Bangkok, TH · 9 projects
nice t-shirt ! love it !
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Esme B.
Esme B. · Rochester, New York, US · 3 projects
ooo can't wait to try this! nice job, go obama!!!
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Molliewobbles
Molliewobbles · Ann Arbor, Michigan, US · 7 projects
Thanks everyone!!!!
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Skylar
Skylar · Tucson, Arizona, US · 4 projects
OBAMA RULES!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1413 projects
It looks great!
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Tori ..
Tori .. · Washington, Washington, US · 3 projects
That's awesome! I want to make one soon Happy
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queenfairypants
queenfairypants · Manchester, England, GB · 75 projects
I spy with my little eye...a harry potter fan??? Happy

I love the top!
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